I absolutely loved the tour of the house. Alan has the most amazing collection of African artefacts beautifully displayed in the house. The guide or Alan can passionately tell you any details you want to know about the often historic artefacts.
I also had a delicious home cooked lunch there that I think was good value. The vegetarian option was as good as the chicken option and the many side dishes gave me plenty of choice.
I booked the visit only one day before so don't be put off if you don't like to plan in advance.
I booked the driver suggested on Alan's website who was punctual. Speaking to taxi drivers afterwards I found out that you can probably get a cheaper deal if you find your own taxi driver but they don't all know the way to the house.
This place is absolutely unmissable if you have an interest in African art. The collection is better than what you'll find in the National Museum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The African Heritage House overlooking the Nairobi National Parkis described by the prestigious Architectural Digest as " a vision of usefulness informed by the African genius for decoration" Designed by American Alan Donovan, the house is a combination of architectural styles from across the continent. Tours of the house interior reveal the beauty of Africa's art and crafts. ... more less